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Pastor’s Health

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Top Ten Discouragements for Local Pastors and Staff

I recently read an article by Thom Rainer who had done some research on the top discouragements for Pastors and Church Staff.  I thought this would go well with prior articles of challenges and encouragements for pastors (see the Recent Related Post links below). Although there are many challenges and discouragements for pastors from pay, … Continue reading

A Pastor’s Call To Rest

It almost seems ridiculous to mention that a Pastor needs to take time off, but my personal experience tells me otherwise.  I was leading a small congregation of 30 – 35 people with a limited budget.  With God’s help, I was doing the best I could with what I had.  I would preach numerous weeks in … Continue reading

Eight Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy Pastors

One of the key factors to life of a Pastor or anyone is emotional health.  Vanderbloemen Search Group, an organization that helps church assess potential pastoral candidates says that emotional health is the key factor to a pastor’s success.  Their factors are great for assessing pastors and to assist anyone else in considering their own … Continue reading

Top Ten Causes of Depression in Pastors

As Pastors and Ministers, we have had opportunities to experience the highs of ministry and being used by God to bring healing in many situations.  Unfortunately, on the flip side, many pastors have difficulty fighting through the challenges of ministry.  The expectation is that the pastor would never reach the depths of depression, but persevere … Continue reading

7 Ways I Supported My Pastor

I had just stepped down from being a senior leader in a ministry a few years ago and needed a break.  After a couple of months, God opened the door at a local church for my wife and me to become quickly involved in.  The Pastor was very pleased at our participation.  As I got … Continue reading

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